Bean Salad with Pine Nuts and Feta Recipe

A slightly sweet apple vinegar and mustard dressing tops off this protein rich salad.

How To Make Bean Salad with Pine Nuts and Feta

Mixed salad beans with citrus-y vinaigrette

  • 2 cans mixed salad beans (15 oz. each can or 1 can kidney beans & 1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed)
  • ¼ purple onion (finely chopped)
  • ½ red bell pepper (chopped)
  • ½ yellow bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 cucumber (peeled, seeded and chopped)
  • ¼ cup flat-leaf parsley (finely-chopped)
  • 2 tbsp cured olives (pitted and sliced)
  • 2 tbsp feta cheese (crumbled)
  • 1 ½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts (optional, lightly toasted )
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  1. In a large salad bowl, place first 8 ingredients (beans through cheese) and toss lightly until well mixed.
  2. In a separate small bowl, make dressing by whisking together next 5 ingredients (oil through honey).
  3. Drizzle dressing onto salad and toss well.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Garnish with pine nuts and serve.

How To Make Bean Salad with Pine Nuts and Feta

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Mixed salad beans with citrus-y vinaigrette

Preparation: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2 cans mixed salad beans 15 oz. each can or 1 can kidney beans & 1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ purple onion finely chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper chopped
  • ½ yellow bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cucumber peeled, seeded and chopped
  • ¼ cup flat-leaf parsley finely-chopped
  • 2 tbsp cured olives pitted and sliced
  • 2 tbsp feta cheese crumbled
  • 1 ½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts optional, lightly toasted
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large salad bowl, place first 8 ingredients (beans through cheese) and toss lightly until well mixed.
  2. In a separate small bowl, make dressing by whisking together next 5 ingredients (oil through honey).
  3. Drizzle dressing onto salad and toss well.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Garnish with pine nuts and serve.

Nutrition

  • Calcium: 59mg
  • Calories: 167kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 7mg
  • Fat: 14g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 252mg
  • Protein: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 219mg
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Vitamin A: 926IU
  • Vitamin C: 54mg
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